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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

Planners and Engineers to discuss this amazing feat of American Leadership. Panelists include Dick Dunne, former Director public affairs for Grumman and chief spokesman for the Apollo Lunar Module, Roger Schaefer, technical adviser Northrop Grumman and simulation manager for the lunar module, and Al Contessa, thermo dynmanics technician who " dressed " the LM in…

Newsday Owner Pat Dolan and Publisher Debby Krenek

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

Patrick Dolan became Newsday’s owner in 2016. Debby Krenek has had many roles at Newsday since joining the paper in 2001, including Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Director, & Managing Editor.

Addressing Issues of Employment and Related Issues – Roberta Reardon, Dept. of Labor Commissioner

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in October 2015 to oversee the Department’s more than 3,300 employees. On June 15, 2016, Commissioner Reardon was unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate. Previously, Commissioner Reardon served as President of the American Federation of Television and…

The Significance of the Census – Rebecca Sanin, CEO & President of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

Rebecca Sanin is President and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island. HWCLI serves the interests of poor and vulnerable people on Long Island by convening, representing, and supporting the organizations that serve them. She will discuss the importance of the Census. The founding Fathers thought this data, called the census, was…

George Gorman, Regional Director, Long Island State Parks

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

Over thirty-nine years ago, George Gorman began his career at Jones Beach State Park as a seasonal park worker.  He did not expect this summer job to be a lifetime career within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation but it became just that.  He returned to Jones Beach as a…

Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

A graduate of North Babylon High School, Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer has spent most of his professional career serving Babylon residents. Known for his accessibility, Supervisor Schaffer frequently gives residents his personal cell phone number and personally responds to concerns on his Facebook page. Under Supervisor Schaffer’s leadership, Quality of Life is Job #1 for…

Suffolk County Executive Candidate, John Kennedy

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

John has worked for more than 25 years in the county executive’s office and the county clerk’s office, where he directed 130 employees. As a high-ranking member of the Legislature, County Comptroller and County Treasurer, John has been a proven fiscal watchdog. He has sponsored legislation specifically tailored to create new revenue and cut spending,…

Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman, Patrick Halpin

Courtyard Marriott 5000 Express Drive South, Ronkonkoma, NY, United States

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority, which was began operations in 1951, operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.  The Authority is one of the largest…